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Carcasses of more than a dozen dogs found in Murrayville home

A quiet lakeside home in Murrayville became the scene of a nightmare animal cruelty case this week when law enforcement discovered the rotting carcasses of more than a dozen dogs left inside the home.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boat races highlight annual festival

Don't be shocked if you see dragons plying the waters of Lake Lanier today. It is only the 2009 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Riverside's Jarrard receives Bronze Star for his combat duty

Maj. Kevin Jarrard, Riverside Military Academy's commandant of cadets, was awarded the Bronze Star on Friday at the academy's Cresting Parade.

September 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville, Hall officials woo jobs with business park

If you build it, they will come.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man charged in fatal wreck

Moments before the white truck Andrew Jason Grier was driving crossed the center line of Browns Bridge Road and caused a fatal, multiple-vehicle collision on the morning of Aug. 18, someone called his employer to report his reckless driving, according to recordings provided by Hall County.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Charity raffles house to raise money ticket by ticket

You say down economy, they say fundraising opportunity.

September 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson school board approves budget for 2010

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education has approved its fiscal year 2010 budget.

September 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County suspends contributions to retirement

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to temporarily suspend all contributions to employees' retirement funds to save costs while sales tax collections remain low.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


County commission pushes North Hall park forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to fast-track a park slated for North Hall at its board meeting Thursday.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kart racing track sparks noise concerns for residents

BRASELTON - A couple dozen residents showed up to a public information session on Thursday to learn more about a kart racing facility within town limits.

September 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch superfan has been involved since the start

Andy Todd has been involved with the Flowery Branch football program since it began.

September 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Former governor’s kin spar over mineral rights

A land dispute in White County among descendents of a former governor has made its way to the state Supreme Court.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parking deck work won’t make target end date

Contractors building the parking deck in downtown Gainesville say the deck likely won't be complete by Mule Camp Market in October, but festival patrons will still be able to park their cars there.

September 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Clermont neighborhood to fly flags in honor of Sept. 11

One Clermont neighborhood is making a statement to remember Sept. 11, 2001, by displaying an American flag on each house.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way aims to meet goal in troubled economy

The United Way of Hall County has lowered its fundraising goal this year because of the economy but is optimistic it can do OK - maybe even surpass the goal - as the economy improves.

September 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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